Wellness In Schools Program (WISP)

The vision of the Contra Costa County Wellness in Schools Program (WISP) is for all students in the County to access needed behavioral health services and supports in a timely manner.

MISSION

The mission of the WISP is to:
  • Build capacity of the County’s schools to identify and address student behavioral health
  • Establish a more uniform awareness of the range of existing behavioral health services and supports available to students and their families/caregivers in the County
  • Create increased understanding of how to access those services and supports
  • Foster an appreciation for the importance of mental health wellness and a community that welcomes seeking mental health help
  • Increase communication and collaboration between BHS, the COE, and school districts.

OBJECTIVES

The program will fulfill this mission by:
  • Providing all County school districts with uniform access to a range of behavioral health-related trainings and technical assistance
  • Supporting parents/caregivers of students with identified behavioral health concerns through group-based training and individual navigation assistance
  • Disseminating communications to destigmatize mental health needs and to build more uniform awareness among school staff, parents, and students.
  • Establishing a school-based mental health support that will serve as a key venue for building linkages between behavioral health services, the County Office of Education, Youth Services, school districts, CBOs, Contra Costa Crisis Center, and other key partners.

RESOURCES

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact the following support hotlines:

California Youth Crisis Line:  Statewide Common challenges facing youth: Depression, Self Harm, Runaway/Homeless, Suicide, Bullying, LGBTQ support, Sexual Assault, Human Trafficking, Teen Pregnancy, Dating / Domestic Concerns TEXT or call 1-800-853-5200  Available 24/7/365

NAMI Crisis Text Line:  1-800-950-NAMI / TEXT "NAMI" to 741741 from anywhere in the United States to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Contra Costa County Crisis Hotline: If you are experiencing a mental or emotional crisis or having thoughts of suicide, call 211 or test HOPE to 20121 any time of day or night.  TEXT "211" or call 1-800-833-2900

The Trevor Project: 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisex-ual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI+) people under the age of 25 as well as their friends and allies. Call 1-866-488-7386, TEXT “START” to 678678, or use TrevorChat online.

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

Rainbow Community Center
: A non-crisis resource for LGBTQIA2S+ local support. Confidential Intake Line (925) 692-2056

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

Findhelp.org: Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.




*The Wellness In Schools Program is not for crisis intervention. 

 

CONTACTS

TITLE NAME (click to email) PHONE
Manager Ade Gobir (925) 942-5372
WISP Liaison, South County Kathy Estrada (925) 942-3472
WISP Liaison, West County Angelica Lara (925) 942-5301
WISP Liaison, Central County Ana Mead (925) 942-3469
WISP Liaison, East County DeShawn Wilkins (925) 942-3471

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